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Genetics Nursing

News and practice for genetics nurse specialists

Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings

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What do nurses need to know about genetics?

What do nurses need to know about genetics? Subscription Required

As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease

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Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia Subscription Required

Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity

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Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2

Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2 Subscription Required

Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases Subscription Required

Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care

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Newborn blood spot screening expanded to more conditions

All newborn babies in England will be offered screening for four additional rare genetic disorders from today, public health officials have announced.

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NHS trusts chosen to deliver ‘world-leading genomics project’

NHS England has announced 11 new centres across the country that it is hoped will lead the way in genetics research to transform the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and rare diseases.

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Nurses 'best at seeing person rather than patient', says top scientist

NHS England’s senior geneticist has suggested nurses are key to ensuring patients remain central to care, as genomic technologies become increasingly important in healthcare.

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HIV drug could also prevent AMD blindness, say researchers

A class of 30-year-old HIV drugs could in future be used to prevent a common cause of incurable blindness, scientists believe.

Research moves step closer to understanding biology of cancer

Scientists step closer to understanding cancer biology

The search for new cancer treatments has taken a significant step forward with a new insight into how cells multiply, scientists have announced.

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'A responsibility comes with advising on soap opera stories'

'A responsibility comes with advising on soap opera stories' Subscription Required

With the lifetime risk of cancer being one in three, it is now becoming commonplace to see the condition woven into popular television dramas.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

Media heralds the discovery of 'infidelity gene'

Media heralds the discovery of 'infidelity gene'

“Women are more likely to cheat on their partner if they carry the ‘infidelity gene’,” reports the Mail Online.

MPs vote to give the go-ahead to three-parent IVF

MPs vote to give the go-ahead to three-parent IVF

“In an historic move, MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man,” BBC News reports. 

The 'three-parent' IVF technique is not currently legal in the UK

Thousands of UK women could benefit from 'three-person' IVF

“Thousands of women could benefit from ‘three-parent’ baby technique,” The Independent reports.

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